The Popular Song Reader: A Sampler of Well-Known Twentieth-Century Songs
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BeschreibungThe Popular Song Reader contains over 200 short essays on a wide variety of twentieth-century American popular songs. The witty and knowledgeable essays touch upon several hundred traditional style pop songs as well as early rock compositions. The essays are filled with anecdotes, humor, irony, and even poetry that reflect the author's offbeat and somewhat irreverent manner, while also presenting a broad spectrum of American popular songs in their historical and cultural contexts. In addition to information about each song and its composer, the author also discusses how the song reflected society at the time and also how the song itself has influenced popular culture. Pop music fans will find this a highly entertaining and readable guide to the best American popular music of the twentieth century.
InhaltsverzeichnisContents Introduction Pops, 1900-1925 Pops, 1926-1952 Pops, 1953 and After Broadway, 1900-1939 Broadway, 1940 and After Movies Television Title Index Person and Group Index
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HAWORTH PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1994
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten